Stagecoach Plymouth

With over 700 theatre schools worldwide and more than 40,000 students, Stagecoach Plymouth is part of one of the longest running and most successful performing arts schools networks in the world. We provide quality part-time education in the performing arts for children and teens aged 4-18yrs within a caring, positive and fun environment. Our aim is to nurture and develop each child’s potential through singing, drama and dance while stretching young imaginations and building confidence.

If you would like to join us please call: 03300 500101
 

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Lynn Biddick BEd.Hons

Your child is in safe hands. All of our Team are Enhanced DBS checked.

Meet The Team

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Showcases

Students have had the opportunity to perform nationally at Her Majesty's and The Shaftesbury Theatres in London and regionally at The Princess Theatre in Torquay. Our Junior and Senior Performance Troupes will be returning to perform in a Stagecoach Regional Showcase at Torquay in November.

Annual Charity Gala

Our Junior Performance Group were one of ten groups nationally who were invited to perform at this prestigious event at The Shaftesbury Theatre London in recognition of their outstanding piece “A Hard Knock Life".

Workshops

Several Workshops have been led by industry professionals including Albey Brookes (presently appearing in The West End Production of Aladdin) Emily Golding-Ellis formerly part of The Thriller Live UK and China Tours ) Carly Simmonds (presently part of the Australia and Asian Tour of CATS) West End Workshops / Mark Hindle ( Former Lion King Cast )

Auditions

Opportunities have arisen for students to audition for parts in pantomime, UK tours of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the world premiere of The Wind in the Willows and the West End Productions of School of Rock and Matilda. TV and Film Roles have included parts in Poldark, The Coronor, Doc Martin, Delicious and My Family.

External Examinations

Students achieved 100% pass rates in individual LAMDA Examinations and in our recent NEA Group Musical Theatre Examinations

Children’s University

We are both a registered school and learning destination with Plymouth Children’s University.

Child Care Vouchers

Stagecoach Plymouth is now registered with Ofsted which means we can now accept CHILDCARE VOUCHERS for all our TERM TIME CLASSES. We hope that this will help many more children access our school. Please contact Principal Lynn Biddick for more information.

Weekly Classes

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Early Stages classes run alongside the main Stagecoach schools, where young people learn skills in each of the three Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama, so it is an easy step when it is time to transfer to the next stage.

(90 minutes each week)

Main Stages (for ages 6-18 yrs)

Main Stages classes are split in three age appropriate groups, where young people learn new skills in each of the complementary Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama. We nurture the shy and apprehensive, until they find their feet and voice, whilst at the same time developing and channelling those with bundles of talent, confidence and energy. We believe in the potential of every child!

(3 hrs each week)

Holiday Workshops

Themed Children's Parties

Birthdays & Celebrations

We understand that with the increasing demands on parents, juggling the pressures of work and family life, time is of the essence. Therefore Stagecoach Parties provide a way to remove the stress from what should be a day of celebration for everyone and allow you to sit back, relax and let us do all the work! Whether they want to be fairies, pirates or detectives, there is a Stagecoach Party for everyone!

Meet The Team

Principal - Lynn Biddick BEd.Hons

Lynn was born into a theatrical family and as a child attended a part time theatre school. She went on to be awarded a joint honours degree by the University of London in Music and Educational Psychology. This led to her teaching in successful mainstream schools for several years in both London and Devon having roles in senior management, special needs and co-ordinating the performing arts curriculum.

Through her work Lynn has written and produced numerous shows/concerts which have involved casts of up to three hundred and fifty pupils. Her extra-curricular choirs, orchestras and performing arts groups have consistently enjoyed success in performances both in and out of school to the wider community.

Lynn firmly believes that in order for children and young people to reach their full potential they need to develop confidence, self-esteem and co-operative skills with their peers. She sees Performing Arts as a crucial springboard in this process alongside developing specific technical and creative skills in performance.